Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) tends to commence in late childhood to early adolescence and, whilst not yet proven, it is believed that genetic susceptibility may play a role in its development.
There are over 80 different autoimmune disorders. So what is the aetiology and what are the commonalities? What is happening to people's immune systems and what are some of the simple nutritional interventions we need to be addressing?
Autoimmune conditions are complex disease states, and autoimmune thyroid diseases represent the most prevalent form of autoimmune disease throughout the population. Belinda Reynolds delves deeper into the key immune alterations of these illnesses, and explains the role of specific nutrients in beneficially modifying innate and adaptive immune responses.
A recent randomised case-control study examined whether low zinc levels were evident in new and resistant cases of alopecia areata (AA), with positive results.
While most of us have felt a sense of perpetual fatigue at some stage, usually during a stressful period in our lives, there are those amongst us who wake up every day feeling as though they haven’t slept a wink.
The thyroid gland is one of the unsung powerhouses of the body – its crucial roles involve controlling our metabolic rate, body temperature, energy levels, and growth and development.
Autoimmune diseases are a common cause of recurrent miscarriage. Naturopath Stacey Roberts explains the reasons for this, and discusses a treatment protocol she developed for one of her patients who had come to her with this problem.
There is an epidemic of autoimmunity sweeping the health care landscape and the thyroid is part of the fall out. Today's podcast gives some strategy to rebalancing these issues with integrative medicine.